Sunday, April 1, 2012

PHOTOS: Union Gospel Mission emergency shelter invites community to BBQ, prepares to close

On Saturday the community came together at the Union Gospel Mission Emergency Winter Shelter for a good 'ol community Barbecue.

Korean-style ribs, beans and salad were among some of the foods enjoyed by residents, staff, volunteers and community members during the event.

The shelter has been part of our community since it opened in November. The shelter is scheduled to close on April 1st.

Members of Douglas Park Cooperative have taken large bowls of home-made soup to shelter residents, participated in the advisory council and helped lead a weekly litter patrol with shelter residents. Many of the residents have participated in the litter patrols and have helped clean up our community.

The future of the building and the site is still being decided and groups such as Douglas Park Cooperative and Families for Lake City are working to have the site used for civic and community programs for youth, something that many say is lacking in our increasingly dense community.

There are many more photos from the event below. Click 'Read more' to see them.

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